I'm actually writing this on her 6-month (1/2 birthday). But it won't be published until later next week once we get her check up stats from the doctor on Wednesday. She'll also be getting her next set of vaccinations and the flu shot. *UPDATE* She got her vaccinations and flu shot. She weights 15lbs 4 oz (34th percentile), 26" long (55th percentile), and her head circumference was almost 17" (65th percentile). Dr. Holly was very impressed with how long she can sit up by herself, that she has 2 teeth and is just such a happy baby. We don't go back until February and can't wait to see how much she's grown then.
In the past month, she's eaten carrots and sweet potatoes (she loves both of them) and I've made them both at home. She loves the sweet potatoes I've made but the carrots still have a lot of texture to them and she'll eat a bite or two and that's it. She loves the pears and apples I've made as well. I'm going to try to write another blog about how easy it is to make your own baby food, how much healthier and cheaper it is. She's also tried squash - wasn't a fan of it at first but has tolerated it I guess. Once she realizes that it's either this or nothing, she'll usually eat it :) She wasn't a fan of peas at first either but seems to like them now. Still doesn't like green beans though and that's crazy because I love them. She's also tried baby cheese puffs could probably eat a whole container of them if I'd let her. Just a few days ago she actually learned how to pick them up and eat them herself. Geez, she's growing up too fast. She's also had the baby flavored puffs (sweet potatoes and strawberries seem to be her favorite). She likes learning how to chew on these new foods. I think she's still teething and possibly her top teeth may come in soon. She's drooling like crazy and wanting to chew on everything so the puffs seem to help that.
She's also learning how to use a sippy cup. She's not crazy about it and I don't force it on her, just try it every now and then when she's eating solid foods.
She went to the Montevallo Art Walk right before Halloween and dressed up in her Snow White outfit. Everyone said how adorable she was... she pictures below. She also got some pictures dressed up as Snow White on the bricks in front of the President's home on campus. Then, she went to see Granny Pat and to the church for Halloween. We saw all of her friends and walked around the activities until she started getting tired and went back home. She's still too little for the games but I bet she'll be in all of them next year.
She's been in her exercauser a lot more lately. She is really playing with the things on it and has learned how to make it jump. Daddy likes playing with her in it and she just giggles at him. Her Daddy got really sick this past week and was quarantined to the bedroom so he wouldn't get me or Harper sick. Luckily she's just had a little stuffiness and snotty nose but not what he had.
We had her 6-month pictures made today with Mrs. Ryan out in Hueytown and even though it was cold, she did great! I can't wait to see them! She would shiver and her little jaw was just a moving, but she was giggling and we would take breaks to warm up in Mom's sweater. We did Fall and Christmas pictures so we will be able to order our Christmas cards soon. Yay for Christmas! We will start putting up our Christmas decorations soon so we can enjoy them and can't wait to see how Harper likes all of the lights and decorations. Luckily she shouldn't be in to them yet since she isn't crawling but next year will be a different story. She already loves all of the singing of Christmas music and I'm sure she will love the lights as much as her Daddy :)
We've been singing Doc McStuffins, Sophia the 1st, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse songs all the time. She "sings" with us and just smiles. She's such a happy baby and such a blessing. I am loving being at home with her more and so thankful I have this opportunity that I know some don't and wish they could. I am so thankful for Bruce working so hard so I can stay home with her.
|Relaxing in the recliner|
|This is what she looks like every morning... such a smiley baby|
|Cutest Snow White ever!|
|Visiting Mrs. Leah|
|Picture taking at the President's home at Montevallo|
|Visiting Granny on Halloween|
|Watching Claire show off her Halloween costume|
|LOVE that sweet smile|
|Mom giving me a Mohawk in the bath|
|She loves that Sophie|
|Sitting up like a big girl|
|Got Sophie & her chew bracelet|
|Checking out the pack n play|
|Bundled up at our garage sale|
|Showing off the outfit I made her for Thanksgiving|
|Her monthly picture with Mike & Sully|
|Pouty face at the doctor's office (she just had gas)|
|Me & Harper at her check-up|
|Photo shoot for her 6 month pictures on her 6 month birthday|